Most of our products are made from either Leather or Canvas or a combination of both. Leather is our first love. The texture, feel, smell and nature of the product has inspired us to create a broad range of products to meet a multitude of needs over the years.
If it’s for the Outdoors – chances are it can be made tougher in leather. We use predominantly commercial bovine hides in both Grain and Split (Suede) finishes and sometimes African Game hides in Genuine Buffalo, Wildebeest, Kudu or Croc. These leathers have incredible properties – flexibile, durable, comfortable – they can be split, buffed, dyed, hardened or softened to achieve the desired effect.
100% Cotton canvas is another of our big favourites and has allowed us to create a whole new line-up of products for the Outdoors. Our most recent development is Waxed Canvas or Tin Cloth. This is a recreation of a natural material used in a by-gone era when synthetics were not available for extreme applications. Waxed Cotton/Tin Cloth was used by Loggers, Trappers, miners and Outdoorsmen in harsh climates as a weather-proof, hard wearing fabric to overcome the elements. Cotton canvas sails were often used, dipped in a blend of oils and waxes to make a tough, durable material for trousers and jackets. We are the only company producing Headwear and Luggage made from this in South Africa,